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34 U.S. Code § 12492 - Compliance reviews

(a) Regular compliance reviews
(1) In generalEach appropriate agency shall establish a process by which to review compliance with the requirements of this part, which shall—
where possible, be incorporated into other existing compliance review processes of the appropriate agency, in consultation with the Gender-based Violence Prevention Office and Violence Against Women Act Director described in section 12493 of this title and any other relevant officials of the appropriate agency; and
(B) examine—
compliance with requirements prohibiting the denial of assistance, tenancy, or occupancy rights on the basis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
compliance with confidentiality provisions set forth in section 12491(c)(4) of this title;
compliance with the notification requirements set forth in section 12491(d)(2) of this title;
compliance with the provisions for accepting documentation set forth in section 12491(c) of this title;
compliance with emergency transfer requirements set forth in section 12491(e) of this title; and
compliance with the prohibition on retaliation set forth in section 12494 of this title.
(2) Frequency

Each appropriate agency shall conduct the review described in paragraph (1) on a regular basis, as determined by the appropriate agency.

(b) Regulations
(1) In generalNot later than 2 years after March 15, 2022, each appropriate agency shall issue regulations in accordance with section 553 of title 5 to implement subsection (a) of this section, which shall—
define standards of compliance under covered housing programs;
include detailed reporting requirements, including the number of emergency transfers requested and granted, as well as the length of time needed to process emergency transfers; and
include standards for corrective action plans where compliance standards have not been met.
(2) ConsultationIn developing the regulations under paragraph (1), an appropriate agency shall engage in additional consultation with appropriate stakeholders including, as appropriate—
individuals and organizations with expertise in the housing needs and experiences of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; and
individuals and organizations with expertise in the administration or management of covered housing programs, including industry stakeholders and public housing agencies.
(c) Public disclosureEach appropriate agency shall ensure that an agency-level assessment of the information collected during the compliance review process completed pursuant to this subsection—
includes an evaluation of each topic identified in subsection (a); and
is made publicly available.
Editorial Notes

Pub. L. 117–103, div. W, title VI, § 602, which directed the addition of this section to chapter 2 of subtitle N of title IV of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12491 et seq.), was executed by adding this section to chapter 2 of subtitle N of title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section not effective until Oct. 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after Mar. 15, 2022, see section 4(a) of div. W of Pub. L. 117–103, set out as a note under section 6851 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.